Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 491 (V.7.18)
Title: A Vindication of King Robert III. of Scotland
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: George Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat, A Vindication of King Robert III. of Scotland.
George Mackenzie, First Viscount Tarbat's Vindication of King Robert III. of Scotland:
Begins - after an Epistle Dedicatory to the King and Queen which begins (1, 3 recto lines 1, 2): May it please Your Majesties | The Subject of these Papers being a Vindication of the and ends (1, 3 verso lines 17-21): Your Majesties most humble | most faithfull, and | most obedient | Subject and Servant | (Signed) Tarbat - (2, 1 recto [p. '1'] lines 1-9): A | Vindication of | ROBERT | the 3d King of | SCOTLAND | from the imputation | of bastardy falsly aleadged by some | historians
Ends (13, 1 verso [p. '90'] line 12): required more pains and less argueing.
Remarks: On 1, 2 verso in the same hand: To | The King & Queen.
This presentation copy bears the author's autograph (see above).
George Mackenzie (1630-1714), first Viscount Tarbat (1685), was created first Earl of Cromarty in 1703. This work was published in Edinburgh in 1695. See Dict. Nat. Biog. xxxv. 145.
[Formerly Q.8.20; Q.8.158]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 1/8 x 5, ff. 56, written in single cols. of about 18 lines, each about 6 x 3, not ruled, margins folded, no signatures, catchwords every page, many cropped, pagination in same hand (2, 1 recto-13, 1 verso, pp. 1-90), no marginalia, clean and well preserved, though cropped. Late Cent. XVII.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered dark blue morocco, gilt-tooled inside margins, edges, sides and panelled back, gilt edges. Late Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 404.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 404.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: George Mackenzie 1st Earl of Cromarty 1630-1714
Viscount Tarbat, 1685-1703.
subject: Robert III King of Scotland 1340?-1406
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